September 22, 2011

Despite its many internal changes, Schaffer’s outside remains the same.

New school year brings a new look to Schaffer Library

As many students may have noticed, the new school year has brought a vast amount of changes to Schaffer Library. Over the summer, the library’s employees were hard at work making improvements on almost every floor. Most upper-class students have …→

The story of one-time recruit Julien Laplante

The story of one-time recruit Julien Laplante

  Over the summer, the Dutchmen made some headlines. A recruit, goaltender Julien Laplante, lost his chance to play for the Dutchmen when it was revealed to coach Rick Bennett that Laplante had played in a professional game. When Ken …→

The cluster is up and running

The IBM supercomputer has finally arrived, thanks to a contribution from IBM Senior Vice President John Kelly. The supercomputer, which was officially announced to be coming to Union in the spring, was successfully delivered and installed this summer. The IBM …→

Retro party wows with art

Retro party wows with art

Library Director Tom McFadden described Schaffer as the “true intellectual heart of this campus” at Friday night’s 50th anniversary party for the building. The party was 60s themed and featured music of 1961, the year in which the library opened. …→

Real Talk: Internationals from England share their shock talk

After a more eventful journey to America than planned for the majority of the internationals, we were finally all thrown together for our international orientation. One talk in particular, on the subject of culture shock, grabbed my attention.” Thinking that …→

The "Classic" interface Windows 8 keeps from its predecessor.

Everything but the PC? A week with Windows 8

At the BUILD conference last week, Microsoft publicly unveiled the “developer preview” on its upcoming new operating system. Microsoft has staked out the claim that Windows 8 is the future of the operating system. After a week with the preview, …→

Behind the need for caffeine

Behind the need for caffeine

Although it is only September and we are just getting into the groove of the new academic year, students and faculty wake up every morning craving their fix. As your morning alarm goes off and you press the snooze button …→

Democracy Matters: basketball, politics, and you!

Democracy Matters: basketball, politics, and you!

Ten years ago, Adonal Foyle, the veteran NBA center who played for 13 years with such teams as the Golden State Warriors and the Orlando Magic, founded a new non-partisan student organization, Democracy Matters. His idea was to give college …→

Fashion Weekly: Back-to-school fashion

As always, a new school year brings new trends and there is no season like fall to get the fashion ball rolling. This time of year is all about back-to-school basics with jewel tones designed to spice up our clothing …→

Jewish, Christian and Muslim calligraphers presented their work to students at Three Scribes: Friends of Art.

The Year of Religion at Union kicks off

On Thursday, Sept. 15 in Old Chapel, the Presidential Interfaith Campus Challenge (PICC) had its first kick-off event to encourage students to serve their surrounding community. Of those invited, 250 colleges, including Union, were accepted. The challenge will focus on …→